Sunday, July 17, 2011

lions and tigers and bats, oh my!

So far Damon & I are loving living in Austin. We have been exploring this new city of ours taking on all the touristy activities. A few weekends ago we decided to head over to the Congress Avenue bridge to see these famous bats. Since the bats don't come out until sunset, we thought we'd head down early to check out some of the food trailers and sights in SoCo...

Shaved Ice! Delicious!
BEST cupcakes ever (and I know cupcakes!)
Waiting for a cupcake

its so dry & hot here even the cacti are dying...

loved this sign outside Freebirds
Full of shaved ice and cupcakes, we head over to the bridge to check out these bats. There are reports that up to 1.5 million bats live under the bridge, making it the largest bat colony in North America. Every night around sunset, the bats emerge to feed. The sight of these bats was amazing, but the noise... not so much! Click below to check out some pictures.

Apparently we weren't the only ones with this idea...

Sunset... it's almost time!

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